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  • National Wine Awards of Canada 2019, Bronze Medal

Cabernet Franc Reserve, 2017

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2017 Lillooet 750 mL, 13.6% ALC/VOL

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$36.89
Cabernet Franc

Description

This elegant Cabernet Franc Reserve has earthy characteristics along with the aromas of blackberry, rosemary, and floral notes of lavender, roses and violets. This full-bodied, well-balanced wine features notes of blueberry, blackberry and liquorice, very soft and ripe tannins, and a long finish. Decant this wine to aerate it and open up the aromas and flavours.

This wine is ready now and will peak by 2023. With proper cellaring, you can age this wine until 2028.

Enjoy this versatile wine on its own, or pair with beef tenderloin or another lean barbeque meat with mushroom risotto.

Winemaker Notes: A portion of the Cabernet Franc grapes were vinified in a passimento style. These grapes were air dried over a period of six weeks, leaving the winemaker highly concentrated, partially raisinated, Cabernet Franc berries. These berries were then fermented in open top French oak barrels over the period of a month. Then the wine was aged for 10 months in French and American oak barrels.

Awards & Ratings

Awards:

  • National Wine Awards of Canada 2019, Bronze Medal National Wine Awards of Canada 2019, Bronze Medal

Connoisseur Note(s):

Silver - 2019 Los Angeles International Wine Competition

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